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How to Adopt

If you are considering adopting an animal, we recommend some preliminary steps:

  • Discuss adopting a pet with ALL members of the family.
  • Consider the financial requirements of property caring for an animal.
  • If you are a tenant, obtain your landlord’s permission to bring an animal onto the property. The number one reason cited for pet surrender is landlord issues.
  • Verify your city’s ordinances and laws pertaining to pet guardianship and that your pet will not be in violation of established statutes.

Visit Our Shelter

Feel free to look around, spend some time, and fall in love. Once you decide to adopt, you will have an opportunity to meet with a knowledgeable staff member who will give you information on the history and needs of that animal. You can ask the staff member any questions about house-training, introducing your new pet, how to deal with fleas, or anything else you can think of.

Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption application
  • Meet with one of our staff members to review the animal’s needs
  • Provide your Driver’s License or State Issued Identification to the staff (Must be 18 years or older to adopt)
  • Read and sign the Adoption Contract

“Bully” Breeds

The adoption process may take a little longer for some breeds of dogs. Home site inspections may be required prior to the pet leaving. Contact a staff member for more details.

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees vary based on an animal’s species, breed, and training. Dog adoption fees range from $99.00 to $179.00. Cat adoption fees range from $64.00 to $100.00.

Adoption package includes:


Age-appropriate vaccines


Age-appropriate vaccines

Dog License

If you are a resident of Ohio, you are required to purchase a dog license annually. If you live in Logan County, we will complete the license application for your new dog before you leave. The license fee is included in the adoption fee. If you reside outside of Logan County, you are responsible for obtaining a dog license in the county you and your pet will reside in. Dog License are required to be renewed each year by the State of Ohio.

For Logan County residents please visit the Logan County Auditor’s Dog License Web Page for more information.


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